What a weird thing for Microsoft to “remaster” and release to drum up the Xbox One X. During the company’s press conference on Sunday at Gamescom 2017, Microsoft unveiled ReCore Definitive Edition.
This game just released last year to middling reviews, though we enjoyed it. Now it’s been updated with HDR visuals and a higher resolution, along with the “Eye of Obsidian” adventure and a new corebot named T8-NK.
Here’s how they discuss the additions on the official Xbox Wire.
In addition to driving the T8-NK over quicksand and traveling across Far Eden with new power and speed, players will enjoy new weapon modes for Joule, new gear for all Corebots, more enemy types and many other gameplay and performance enhancements. With all this plus the help of a mysterious new character known as “AOK”, will you be able to stop the Obsidian Cult before they succeed?
ReCore Definitive Edition drops on August 29, 2017, and it’ll sell for $19.99. If you already own ReCore, you’ll get all of these updates for free as part of a patch.
This seems odd, doesn’t it? Microsoft’s in the middle of a weird spat as far as exclusive software goes, and releasing the “definitive edition” of a game that most folks got over pretty quickly seems like a good way to lull even your most diehard fans to sleep.
Still, ReCore was fun for what it was. This feels weird, but whatever. Any takers?